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to go through this heartbreak. >> that is cleopatra cowley, the mother of hadiya pendleton calling on the country to reform the gun laws. the 16-year-old was gunned down blocks from the president's chicago home last month. >>> in the meantime, more grief in chicago this morning as people there remember an 18-year-old woman gunned down the same day her sister sat on the stage behind president obama during a gun control speech. janae mack far land was shot had. police are speaking to two persons of interest. >>> the obama administration is defending the -- dennis mcdone owe is revising it if -- republicans say the president is just playing politics. >> leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result or does he want another -- >> the bill would create a visa for undocumented immigrants and would lou them to become -- it would bolster funding for -- >>> firefighters on the scene of a fire in gaithersburg. news 4's derrick ward is there. what can you tell us? >> we're at the i
break. >> that's the voice of the mother of hadiya pendleton. one week later after performing in the inauguration she was shot to death. crowley and her husband sat next to the first lady at the state of the union address where the president told her story as part of the attempt to call on congress to act. >>> teachers in florida got a lesson to protect. hundreds responded to an offer to teach them how to shoot and care yea concealed weapon. -- carry a concealed opener. the owner offered up the free course to the teachers in pinallas county interested in learning about carrying concealed weapons. the ad within the viral and he got hundreds of calls and e- mails. >> hey, if you want to learn how to carry a weapon i can do this for you and help you. >> get educated. it's a good opportunity to learn something about safety and guns. >> the lines spilled out the door as people registered for the class. so many teachers were interested three another -- there's another class next saturday. >>> police in portland oregon have a program to identify and help people with mental illness. a
. >> that was cleopatra holly, her daughter hadiya pendleton killed in a shooting in chicago after just a week she and her drill team had performed in d.c. for the inauguration. that mother was back in washington today speaking out on gun control at the children's defense fund in northwest. also here in d.c. gathering at the lutheran church of the reformation on capitol hill a group known as moms rising prepared to deliver petitions to capitol hill supporting the gun control legislation. among the moms lori haas whose daughter was wounded at virginia tech. >> so i think after virginia tech there was a lot of grieving and a lot of sympathy and a lot of awareness, an immense support for all the survivors and victims and their families, but people realize that that support is not enough. >> moms rising claims to have gotten 150,000 signatures on this petition to congress. >>> senate republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. they say they want more time to study the speeches hagel gave after leaving the senate in 2008. the former republican from nebraska has sparke
congress not dodge that the parents of hadiya pendleton killed in chicago deserve a vote. >> gabby giffords deserve a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: and he called for immigration reform. so did florida senator marco rubio in the republican response, but the gop demands smaller government. >> that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead, work with us to achieve real growth in our economy. >> reporter: in fact, big partisan battles lie just ahead. in two weeks drastic automatic spending cuts strike unless the two sides can finally cut a deal on spending and tacks. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. >>> four words, one in particular from senator rubio getting a lot of attention. near the end of the speech, rubio reached off camera for a small bit of water. it grew reaction on twitter. >>> cloudy skies and rain didn't dampen the spirits of revelers during mardi gras. it caps months of celebrations that began back on january 19th and also included the super bowl a week ago. >>> and the end of mardi gras ushe
of the union were victims of gun violence. sitting next to the first lady was the parents of hadiya pendleton who was shot weeks after performing at the inauguration. president obama spoke out about the shootings in newtown connecticut and talked about his proposals for tougher gun laws. >> these proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> the group mayors against gun violence organized the effort to get gun violence survivors at the state of the union address. >>> in an emergency situation response time is critical and the city aurora colorado is planning to look into ambulance response time following last summer's deadly theater shooting. the city council approved a study on monday. now according to the denver post, it took medical crews more than 24 minutes to get to the theater. the shooting left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. >>> we have a chance this weekend to have your opinions heard on gun violence. it's a bit of a hike from the air bu
giffords and next to michelle obama, the parents of shrine chicago teen hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington with her classmates performing for her country in my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in midtown connecticut. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country debateed how to reduce gun violence -- debated how to reduce gun violence but this time is different. >> reporter: after this shootings the president proposed tenning gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote -- toughening gun lawns. >> the proposals deer of a vote in the two months since newtown a thousand grad weighings birth dation anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the family of blacksburg and countless other communities deserve of a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> and you h
the funeral of hadiya pendleton. who was gunned walking home from school last month. athena jones reports. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend the funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. >> she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago la
a funeral of a 15-year-old girl hadiya pendleton shot and killed not far from the obama home. she performed at the inauguration. the president sent a personal note to the family promising he will work hard to end the senseless violence. what's the status of gun control legislation which we know he'll talk about? >> one thing you'll see him mention is hadiya in the state of the union tuesday night and whole democrats will bring victims of gun violence into the chamber as guests tuesday including gabby giffords and it appears a consensus is starting to develop over the idea of expanding universal background checks even if you buy one at gun shows where it will be more difficult. it looks like the assault weapons ban is running into resistance even from democrats in the senate and there will be a big fight over whether or not to limit those high-capacity gun magazines where you see the focus of the fight going forward. >> the president is also going to be talking about taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts. we're only weeks away from the sequester. >> coming march 1st and democrats wi
will testify at the hearing. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at the hearing for heading to the state of union. a court hearing that involves two of the victims of the virginia tech shooting. they're arguing that the appeal should be heard. this stems from a lawsuit the victims' families won against the state. they say their daughters could have survived the 2007 shooting spree if virginia tech alerted the campus earlier about the gunman. a judge later upheld the finding but reduced the damages. >>> a united nations agency proposing stricter safety guidelines on the batteries. that proposal would eliminate exemptions allowing large lithium-ion batteries to be shipped on passenger planes. the batteries are susceptible to short circuiting and catching fire. boeing recently tested new batteries in the 787 dreamliners after a series of battery-related problems last month, including at least two fires. >>> we continue to track breaking news out of prince yor george's county where a death investigation is under way. >>> a city worker's vacation is making life a little tough for
. police say they mistook hadiya pendleton and her friends for rival gang members who had shot one ever them over the summer. pendleton was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration last month. the two men arrested for her murder were picked up by police just hours after her funeral on saturday. >>> as the manhunt expands for an exlos angeles police officer, crister in donner is now charged with murder. agents raided a hotel in tea juan arc mexico on monday but found no signs of dorner. the search also continues in southern california in a southern california ski resort town where his burn-out truck was found last week. authorities spent monday it canning hundreds of cabins in the big bear area. >>> still ahead, a closer look at where the next hope might come from. >> a big day ahead for mardi gras celebrations in new orleans but mother nature might have other plans. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make t
talks about hadiya pendleton who was shot near his former home. this is about 30 minutes. >> it's an on for to welcome president obama home. like every major city, chicago faces two challenges, the strength of our school and the safety of our streets. our streets will only be as safe as our schools are strong, and our families are sound. after decades of debate, our children now have a full school day and a full school year, equal to the measure of their potential. we have created five new high schools, partnered with major tech companies, to educate students. all the way to a community college degree and focus on science and technology and math and engineering. just like the one the president mentioned in new york, in his state of the union address. new york has one, chicago has five, but who's counting? the reforms we have brought to early childhood education and our community colleges and our college to career program, aligned with the president's agenda as he laid it out in the state of the union address. for our children, to live up to their potential, we have to live up to
have arrested two men in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton days after first lady michelle obama attended the girl's funeral. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two men will appear in court in chicago this morning for the murder of hadiya pendleton, whose death so tragically highlight highlights the problem of guns and gangs in this city. chicago police say they have charged two men, 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams, 20, with hadiya pendleton's murder. >> sadly hadiya's life was cut far too short by the unksconscis actions of two criminals who have been charged this evening. >> reporter: 15-year-old pendleton was shot to death not far from president obama's chicago home two weeks ago. an innocent, police say, murdered by gang members seeking retaliation, adding that michael ward has confessed to pulling the trigger. >> they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids. >> reporter: pendleton's family in washington to attend this eve
and hadiya pendleton had nothing to do with these two gang members who thought they were on a revenge mission. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, a group of upstanding determined kids who, like hadiya, were repulsed by the gang life-style. >> reporter: police were able to solve this by canvassing the neighborhood and getting tips from people in the neighborhood. no witnesses came forward, a disappointment according to chicago police. a $40,000 reward on the table. and this was a case that was broadcast every day for the last two weeks. hoping somebody would step up to be a key witness. that didn't happen. they are pleased that they were able to make these arrests and got a partial conversion. >> thank you, ted. >>> other stories making news this morning. >> this morning, new information about why pope benedict xvi decided it was time to step down. at a news conference minutes ago, the vatican saying the pope is not sufferin
in that video of course state of the union the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down in chicago just a week after she participated in the president's inauguration. how are folks talking about this? the president is going to come, he's going to talk a little bit about this. do they think it's going to be useful at all? >> i think a lot of people want the president's visit to basically extend the conversation that started with her death. it struck a nerve this city and they're hoping that the president will continue on that momentum on people doing what they can on a personal level. whether it's policing your own family or your own block or help to go get laws passed to extend the punishment for gun laws in this city. they're hoping that the president will help continue this dialogue because there's a real sense here that we're at a fork in the road and there's an opportunity for real change. >> ted, thank you. really appreciate it. again, the president will visit chicago this afternoon to talk about the gun violence. it is extraordinary when you look at what is happening in that city.
of the first lady is cleopatra cowly. it was her 15-year-old daughter hadiya pendleton who was shot and killed in chicago just a mile from the obamas' home in chicago. the young lady was an honors student and was a victim of random violence in that city. the first lady inviting her to be here tonight to hear the president's remarks on gun safety and gun violence. >> schieffer: there's lindsey graham, scott, one of the president's toughest critics of late over the benghazi incident. but senator graham managed to get up there and shake hands with the president as he comes down the aisle. >> pelley: and there's the president with the chief justice of the united states john roberts jr. john roberts jr. who cast the vote that saved the president's signature achievement of his first term the health care legislation. president greeting sonia sotomayor, one of the newest members of the supreme court. and elena kagan, the newest member. general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. making his way to the podium now. and here's the president of the united states for his fifth state of th
. police say one of the suspects has confessed to firing into a crowd that killed hadiya pendleton. they say that she apparently -- rather he apparently mistook the group of students for members of a rival gang. hadiya's killing has become a national symbol of gun violence. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >>
attending the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. her death further fueling the gun control debate. >>> and actor steven seagal is helping to train members of joe arpaio's so-called posse in the hopes of preventing future school shootings. the training uses rellistic scenarios including a school with kids taking part. >>> finally, people in the streets of rio de janeiro. one of the biggest parties in brazil. lots of costumes, dancing, just parades, floats, just your typical day of carnival. >>> time now for the weather and over to ginger zee in boston. ginger. >> good morning to you, ron. let's get a check of that big storm out in the west, and on the northern side you have the blizzard warnings. on the southern side the severe weather potential from east texas all the way through alabama, louisiana, arkansas, you're in there, and you have a shot of really heavy rain up to five inches possible in some places. and there are already flood watches and warnings in eight states. i'll leave you with a look across the nation going from the whole coast, the west coast a little cool behind
be connected to the killing of hadiya pendleton in chicago. there is a news conference that is going to be taking place, and we will be joining that later on in this broadcast to bring you the very latest. >>> meanwhile, dick cheney is still whining about president obama's national security policies. this time cheney says that we are less safe because of the president's recent cabinet nominations. during a speech on saturday, cheney said, quote, the performance now of barack obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal, frankly. what he has appointed are second-rate people. really? cheney says it's vital to national security that good folks hold positions like secretary of state, cia director, and secretary of defense. we can all be on board with that. first off, none of the president's nominees are second rate. we don't need to point out why everyone on the wall is qualified to serve as the president's national security team. meanwhile, let's look at a few bush/cheney dandies from their cabinets there is secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. we can'
the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the young chicago honor student shot dead in chicago just a week after she performed as a majorette in the president's inauguration parade in washington, d.c., just after attending the young woman's funeral this weekend, the first lady, michelle, will be hosting her mother, hadiya pendleton's mother as one of the guests for the president's speech. interestingly, a number of the democratic members of the house, democratic members of congress, i should say, both houses, have also announced that they have given tickets to the speech to relatives and friends of people who have been killed by gun violence. including relatives and friends of victims of the aurora mass shooting, aurora, colorado, and the newtown mass shooting from december, and the tucson mass shooting. former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband will be attending as guests of her replacement in congress ron barber, who was gabby giffords' staffer and who was himself wounded in the tucson shooting. they'll also be guests of senator john mccain. gabby giffords' political action group, the gr
to action. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finishing a final exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest, even in a case that's gotten so much attention for almost two weeks has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concerned about their participation as witnesses in this case or in any other case that involves a murder. >> chicago police say attacks against witnesses are actually rare, but people still believe they're in danger. >> i have to live here and my family lives here, so it would be a problem with me telling. >> because what could happen? >> because they would kill people. it's that dangerous around here. >> it is dangerous to do it. because you don't know who is watching and who knows you and what they're capable of doing. >> what could they do to you? >> they could shoot you or kill you. >> that's exactly what they did last april
invited cleopatra and nathaniel pendleton. their 15-year-old daughter hadiya pendleton was killed last month in chicago just about a mile from the president and first lady's chicago home. the first lady also invited police lieutenant brian murphy, who was the first on the scene police officer at the oak creek, wisconsin sikh temple mass shooting in august. lieutenant murphy took 15 bullets to the head, neck, and body when he confronted that well-armed shooter that day. he survived. also seated with the first lady was another sandy hook teacher, kaitlin roig. the first lady has hosted victims of mass shootings at the state of the union before, but in past years that honor, that symbolism never translated to the speech itself. right? to policy. well, that this year in 2013, it changed. >> senators of both parties are working together on tough new laws to prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals. police chiefs are asking our help to get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets because these police chiefs, they're tired of seeing their guys and gals be
the middle class but also he'll likely talk about gun violence. that's because 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot and killed a mile from obama's chicago home, days after performing at the inaugural luncheon in washington, d.c., during inaugural week. that sparked a petition with nearly 50,000 signatures demanding the president visit chicago and outline a specific plan to prevent gun violence. joining us from chicago is the woman who helped start the coalition, kathy cohen and mike shields, president of the chicago fraternal order of police. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> thanks for having us. >> kathy, the president made a plea for congress to vote on his gun control proposals during the state of the union. that didn't satisfy you? >> no. i mean we're really looking for the president to offer a comprehensive analysis of kind of the factors that underlie gun violence. we support the president in looking for legislation to deal with gun control, but we also want the president to talk about the unemployment that young people face, the levels of poverty that they face, the kind of
what you were going to say, john, so forgive me, but the parents ofh -- of hadiya pendleton who had performed at the president's inauguration and then her life was taken randomly in a park where she was playing with her friends. >> reporter: that's exactly right. i think that's the challenge that we're confronting here. he is meeting now behind closed doors in a private meeting. they aren't allowing any still photographers or even a spray of this meeting. he's meeting with 16 students at this school, hyde park academy, 16 students who take part in an anti-violence program, who talk about mentoring, who talk about helping youth at risk. these are students who have -- some are in this by choice, some have been urged to join this group by school leaders, school teachers and administrators. the school described this conversation as a heart-to-heart talk between the president, who does know these streets, knows this area. his home is only two miles away from this high school. to talk to these young men about what it's like to grow up in an environment like this, in a tough neighborhood,
'm looking for an insurance policy to bury him. or hadiya pendleton who performed at president obama's inauguration festivities, became a gang fatality. she was part of an epidemic. anderson and "360" have been reporting on it year after year, and people say enough is enough. >> this was the hardest thing to see another baby lying in a casked. >> get in here and change the city. make it safe for us to walk. >> enough is enough. >> i really, really hope somebody can stop this. >> you can expect this to happen every single night. >> these conditions are killing our children. >> all of us need to step up. >> this is truly unacceptable. >> we need help. we're crying out for help. >> enough is enough. >> those sound bites extend back to 2007. for six years, everyone has been saying enough is enough. but still, the killing here continues. we'll take a look at why it's happeni happening. we'll start with president obama who came here today for the first time in his administration to address the heartache. >> hello, chicago. >> president obama spoke just a few miles from both his chicago hom
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
after performing at the president's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot back in january when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people. the honors student and drum majorette had just returned from washington, d.c., where she performed for the nation during inauguration festivities for president obama. no arrests so far have been made in this shooting. >>> after 40 years in washington today is retirement day for leon panetta. the santa clara university alum began his political career as a california congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest bu
. >>> number two, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, the chicago student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. police told our affiliates that pendleton had no gang affiliation and was likely not the intended target. we will have a report from chicago that will be coming up later this morning. >>> number three, former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. details of that are unknown, but according to local reports out of chicago, he could still face prison time. >>> number four, a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind a string of beard-cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. he was convicted of hate crimes, kidnapping, and conspiracy. and then number five, in phoenix, the murder trial of jodi arias took a dramatic turn this week. arias took the stand and admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. she described how she stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the face, a
at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their families. david? >> let's ho
others injures. >>> first ladey michelle obama was in chicago with fall and friends to honor hadiya pendleton, who was shot and killed days after performing at the president's inauguration. police say gangs may have mistaken her for a rival gang. several other dignitaries attended as well >> bargain hunters fled to sacramento for the goods that state declared surplus, including property confiscated by the highway patrol or at the airport security checkpoints. and include a new mercedes, a giant griddle and religious alter. >> i love to shop any kind of deal. >> organizers say the turnout was much larger than expected and they expect the auction to bring in more than $100,000 for the state we have developing news out of new orleans, where there are reports of several people shot during mardi gras festivities on bourbon street. >> the hunt is on for pythons, the valuable information the snake-hunters hope to gather. >> we have clear skies and cold temperatures across the entire bay area coming up at 101:37 the neighbors that will be in the upper 20s tomorrow morning and when warm
michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton will be special guested tonight at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from washington with more. what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: in addition to more about gun violence, more about immigration and a number of other topics, the big issue is going to be money and the u.s. budget in these $85 billion in automatic spending cuts coming now and in just a few weeks. >> tonight instead of focusing on how the budget cuts will effect the pentagon, president obama will focus on the middle class, cuts to head start, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the need to continue to create jobs or to continue to have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight, the parents of a slain chicago teenager who just marched in the inaugural parade. >> i'm happy that murder of hadiya will get guns off the street. >> reporter: the president is expected to address immigration reform, a move that may
with her high school band at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot near a playground outside her home more than a week ago. police say she was not the intended target. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to her killer. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a major investor sues apple, plus americans step up borrowing. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning, anne-marie. most asians saw profit margins. tokyo's nikkei rose 2% snapping a 12-week winning streak while hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. concerns about troubled economy pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow jones industrial average lost 42 points thursday. the nasdaq fell 3 points. >>> green lite capital, a major investor in apple is suing for stockpiling cash. apple has about $137 billion in cash. greenlight wants the money given to shareholders. apple is still the world's most valuable company, but its stock has lost 35% of its value since september due to slower growth. >>> the possible merger of american airlines
lady tonight. her alleged killers are in jail. dean reynolds on the shooting death of hadiya pendleton. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul, but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity, which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. this a special western edition. >> the most wanted man in california fired lapd officer christopher dorner apparently is surrounded tonight in a burning home in the mountains of san bernadino county east of los angeles. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time gunbattles followed and two sheriff
is hadiya pendleton, 15 years old, she was in washington for the president's inauguration performing her w w her high school as part of the festivities. several days ago back home in chicago this honors student was shot and killed randomly in gang violence that was not directed at her specifically but just gunshots that pierced through a crowd. it was one mile from the president's home in chicago. here's a little bit of what the president had to say at the end of his speech about the victims of gun violence and the legislation that the president is proposing. >> hadiya's parents nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. (applause) they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. (applause) gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. (applause) the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> pelley: the president calling
doing so. >>> two reputed chicago gang members have been charged in the shooting death of hadiya pendleton who died days after she performed at president obama's inauguration. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams said pendleton was not the intended target. they thought they were firing on a rival gang. pendleton's parents will attend the state of the union address tonight. >>> coming up in the morning news, stranded ship. thousands of passengers on a carnival cruise face deteriorating conditions after their ship becomes disabled. this is the "cbs morning news." disabled. this is the "cbs morning news." maybe today you'll run some errands maybe another headache will get in the way. if you have migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may have chronic migraine. go to mychronicmigraine.com to find a headache specialist. and don't live a maybe life. hey! hey honey! hey alan. uh, hey.... i'm bob, we talked at the tax store. i did your taxes. i thout you were a tax expert? today, i'm a master plumber. major t
in the house chamber, including the parents of hadiya pendleton, the 15- year-old honor student who performed at mr. obama's inauguration but was shot and killed days later just a mile from the obama's chicago home, a victim of gang violence. her parents were sitting with the first lady last night. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak e families of eetucson and blacksburg, and the coesr communie ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. ( applause ) >> pelley: he is asking for a vote on three proposals: background checks for all guns a ban on assault weapons, and a limit on how many rounds an ammunition magazine can hold. our congressional correspondent, nancy cordes, has been talking to members today. and, nancy, are those victims of gun violence going to ge
heavy with the loss last month of hadiya pendleton, another young woman of color from chicago who was gunned down as another victim in the city's epidemic of violence just days after returning from marching here in d.c. for an inaugural parade for the inauguration of barack obama. we bring hadiya forward because even as the national mall's a space of healing, the symbolic justice granted for those of us who go to it can only be guaranteed further with greater forms of action beyond the maps, beyond the mall's mapped boundaries. to carry us forward through tragedy and towards transformation, we say the names of dr. michael eric dyson and reverend marcia dyson. scholars and leaders like them, they have taught me and so many others so much about intellectual inquiry that flows through the head and the heart and always between peoples. to the 250,000-plus attendees of the march whose names we don't know well enough, we hope to know more of you. we want to hear your stories, and we want to be able to both record them and speak them out ourselves. as they'll nourish both our history as
in tonight's address. michelle obama will be joined about it parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who was gunned down. two gang members were charged in the chicago honor student's murder. police say the gunmen mistook the teen's friend for a rival gang member. that's when they came upon them and opened fire. pendleton's father is ecstatic by the news of the arrest. he hopes the parents of other innocent victims never have to endure the same thing. >>> that other big story from overseas, leaders of the catholic church are going to be looking for a new pontiff after pope benedict announced yesterday he is stepping down. the decision stunned even his closest aides even though the 85-year-old hinted in the past that his age and waning strength could force him to resign. he was elected in 2005 and will stay on until february 28th. his plan to meet for that secret enclave to select a new leader. we have a report from vatican city. >> reporter: the day after the shocking announcement that he will resign on february 28th, more details are emerging about his decision. the vatican's own newspap
has drawn national attention. a visitation will be held for hadiya pendleton this afternoon, followed by a wake and funeral tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. she'll be joined by white house adviser valerie jarrett, and education secretary arne duncan... who once headed the chicago public schools. pendleton was shot at a park last week, a mile from the obamas' home in kenwood. a lyric opera performer, burned in the face during a rehearsal is out of the hospital. and here's how wesley daniel looks now. the accident happened monday while daniel practiced a fire- breathing stunt. wesley's father told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures. it'll be another week or so before he gets his voice back. another a-t-m scam at northern trust bank- this time in the northern suburbs. police in lake forest are working with northern trust on this most recent a-t-m fraud case. authorities found a skimming device attached to an a-t-m in the lobby of the bank's branch on east deerpath. this comes just one day a
to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the general election 2016. >>> you heard charley say catch the president's address and we want you to join us with team coverage on abc2. the team coverage starts in washington tonight at 9:00. >>> this time it's 5 minutes after 5 and when it comes to the state of the city mayor stephanie rawlings blake says that major changes need to happen to prevent baltimore from going into financial ruins. abc2 news linda so is live this morning at city hall so what exactly is the mayor proposing so we don't go broke? >> rep
of hadiya pendleton. say they mr. uecker and her group of friends or rival gang members. 15-year-old honor student was killed just days after taking inaugural parade in d.c. her parents will join the first lady tonight to watch the state of the union address. >> women wanting a high-paying job should stay right here. that d.c. isinds paying city for women according to "forbes" magazine. median salary for women in the capital is more and $57,000 a year. san jose is second on the list bridgeport, connecticut in by sanrd place, followed francisco and trenton, new jersey. the top dogs of the nation are kennel clubinster show in new york city. >> best competed on the first night of the show. shot aters will take a being named best in show tonight. the westminster kennel club dog is amounts the most prestigious they nine competitions in the world. folks watching television in a jolt as their programming was interrupted with a zombie invasion report. a tv station said that hacker into the regular system broadcasting news that "dead bodies are rising from their graves." four people call the statio
. >>> the parents of hadiia pendleton will be in washington, d.c. today. cleopatra and nathaniel will attend the state of the union speech. they are going to be seated with the first lady. is a-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot tase after performing at president obama's inauguration festivities. two men have been charged in the death. the president is expected to talk about gun violence during the state of the union. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will b
of an honors student. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed last month while seeking shelter from the rain. investigators say two people thought there were rival gang members and decided to settle an old score. they are charged with murder. new orleans is getting ready for the biggest party of the year. most don't expect the bad weather to slow down the revelers. that tuesday is the last big blowout before the lenten holiday begins. >> now do is headed to the breakfast menu -- mountain dew is headed to the breakfast menu. it offers 92 milligrams of caffeine. that is much less than a cup of coffee. there are 80 calories. it will hit store shelves on february 25. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you trade in your morning cup of coffee for a mountain dew breakfast drink? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. president obama is holding his state of the union address tonight. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. the agenda will be on job creation.
services were held yesterday for hadiya pendleton. she was shot to death january 29 january 29th in a park on the city's south side. days before her death, the teen performed with her high school band at the president's inauguration. a police spokesperson says they were taken into custody for questioning but no charges have been filed. >>> four adults went in and three came out. the search is on for a butch darling house who didn't know he would be a lifesaver. two girls celebrating a 17th 17th birthday got caught in a rip tide and severalled good samaritans jumped to their rescue. butch who was 44 didn't make it. another barely made it back to shore. >> i realized i was getting pushed out and the wave pushed me beyond the rip current and i was getting closer to shore and i gave it my all. >> butch was seen pushing one of the girls in the rescue boat when he went under and disappeared. >>> joe paterno's family is working to clear his name and at a time released a report criticizing the findings. the widow will be on the katie show to talk about how the jerry sandusky scandal affected their
families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience tonight, of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and let's bring in the rest of our team, joined by three former nbc news white house correspondents here in the studio, david gregory, andrea mitchell and savannah guthrie. not an attempt to make anybody feel old. david, we will start with you. what are you looking for tonight? >> this is ultimately about the economy. economic r
- year-old hadiya pendleton to sit next to her. she was killed in chicago not long after participating in the inaugural parade here in d.c. >>> also at the address, virginia congressman jerry connelly invited the father of a student killed in the virginia tech massacre. sick students killed in the tragedy were all residents of his congressional district. >>> several other guests seated with the first lady including a few from this area. jack androca is a teenager who developed a new way to detect pancreatic cancer. tracy hepner is the founder of a military partners and families coalition to provide support for lgbt residents. >>> coming up next, it could have been a nightmare scenario. >> a crane collapses above a church with preschoolers playing inside. how one worker's quick thinking got everyone out safely. we'll be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for m
. hadiya pendleton just performed at the inauguration of the president. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's -- the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> reporter: before the chicago visit he awarded presidential medals to the six educators killed in the newtown school has shooting. the president is urging congress to pass new gun legislation renewing the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity clips. >> we don't need a cheerleader right now for new gun laws. we need somebody to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: many lawmakers say enforcing existing laws including those on background checks will do more than writing new ones. the head of the nra is even more outspoken in opposition to any new gun restrictions. >> we will not be dupes by the hypocrisy in the white house or the congress who would deny our right to semiautomatic technology and the magazines we need to defend ourselves and our families. >> reporter: the senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing on legislati
and next to mi shoal obama the parents -- michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in newtown connecticut in it has been-- >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time the country debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: it was after these shootings that the president proposed toughening gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> today president obama is heading to asheville north carolina to
reassigned is suing. >>> and hadiya pendleton was killed just days after attending the president's inauguration. her parents joining us live. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. the man credited for making basketball for the masses he's now passed away. jerry buss was 80 years old. the lakers won ten titles under his tenure. he's showcased magic johnson, kareem abdul-jabbar and kobe bryant. he suffered from cancer. joining us is eric fisher, "sports illustrated" senior writer jim trotter joining us on the phone from san diego. first of all, jim, let's go to you, what were the circumstances around this death. was this is a surprise? >> no, it had been rumored for a while that he was in bad health. you know, to me, jerry buss was one of the last figures -- he was one of the three greatest owners of my generation i'd say along with george steinbrenner and eddie debartolo. it was always be the end result. he would spend whatever it took win. it was about creating an atmosphere of excitement. giving fans more than just sports. he understand that he was selling entertainment,
. when he began to talk about hadiya pendleton, the teenager shot and killed just weeks after attending the inauguration. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight along with the two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> gabby giffords deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. and the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities with gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> they deserve a vote. we never seen a moment like that in the state of the union. never. today, republicans are talking like nothing's changed. it's just the same old, same old in washington. but they're wrong. this president is different i. and so is this country. joining me now is bob schrum and michelle cottle. >>> bob, this was a grand vision for the country, but how does he turn it now into reality. >> well, it is the most progressive vision that we've had in 40 or 50 years. it's going to be tough on some of this to get this done in this congress. i mean, i think he may get immigration
far no charges have been filed. this is video from hadiya pendleton's the general saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as
violence. in the crowd was mother of hadiya pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who was shot and killed just a week after attending the inauguration. >> fortunately, what happened to hadiya is not unique. too many of our children are being taken away from us. two months ago, america mourned 26 innocent first graders and their educators in newtown. the overwhether he will ming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. >> they deserve a vote. these victims of violence deserve courage from our leaders. this morning, at the white house, the president got emotional. wiping away a tear while announcing medals for the teachers and educators at sandyhook elementary who died trying to protect their kids. >> they had no idea that evil was about to strike. they could have taken shelter by themselves, but they didn't. they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helple
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for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community snill shock and a mother still in the grips of grief. >> no mother. no father should ever have to experience this. >> pendleton, a majorette. >> i'm hadiya. >> performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. while there were remembrances -- >> on that day the last thing i saw before her in the ambulance was her smiling and i know from heavien above she is smiling down on us. >> there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but can't come together to figure out in situation? >> it comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address as he calls for limits on high-capacity magazines and this week president obama acknowledged the political problems. >> there are regional differences. >> they say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> that's not just because of republican opposition to it. t
of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton in chicago. police have been questioning two men. pendleton was shot a week after performing during president obama's inauguration sell break. rig celebration. ted rowlands is in chicago and is following the developments for us. what can you tell us about these two men they're questioning now? >> well, they concentrated on the area where hadiya was murdered. what they did was talk to witnesses and through saturating that area, detectives were able to come up with two people of interest. they are being questioned, being held for questioning at this hour. whether they've been questioned we don't know at this point. we will get more information from a news conference scheduled for later this morning. not only will the superintendent of police be at that news conference but we understand mayor rahm emmanuel will be there and the state's attorney. we will get more information on these two persons of interest at this point, not suspects, and there have been no arrests. this case struck a nerve not only here in chicago but across the country. michelle obama w
this morning in the murder of chicago honor student hadiya pendleton. two suspected gang members, 189-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams will be in court this morning. there are their mug shot s righ there. police say ward confessed and said she was not the intended target. just days before pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration, michelle obama appeared at the funeral. tonight her parents will be guests at tonight's state of the europe onaddress. ted rowlands has more. what do we know and how did police find them? >> reporter: well, zoraida, how police found them unfortunately wasn't from a tip from the community. they said they were very disappointed in the fact that despite the fact that this case was on the airwaves every single day for almost two weeks and there was a $40,000 reward, dhad not get that tip from a witness. what happened was they just canvassed the neighborhood and picked up little tidbits and were able to narrow down these two and as you said, they got a partial confession from the 18-year-old. >> and we heard that they mistook one of
with the first lady, the parents of hadiya pendleton, the young lady who was shot the other day. we have other. there's the mother of hadiya pendleton. others who were in sandy hook, victims of sandy hook. a teacher sitting next to the second lady. caitlin who was a -- or is a first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary school. dana bash in the chamber, you have been studying the relationship between president obama and house speaker john boehner, one that's had its ups and downs. in the last couple days some fiery rhetoric from speaker boehner. >> the president just made a point to reach out his hand and shake his old rival's john mccain's hand, as he was making his way to the podium here. yes, on the issue of john boehner, i was at breakfast with him this morning. he was quite gruff on the president. he said he doesn't have the guts or the courage to stand up to the liberals in his own party in order to make a deal on the big issues, particularly deficit reduction. i talked to him later in the day and said, are you calling the president a wimp? he said, no, i just don't think he's able to d
woman whose name has not been talked about, hadiya pendleton, who was this young african-american, a majorette. she was gunned down, a stray bullet. here's the thing, if we're going to start talking about violence, i'm 100% for the background checks. i'm very concerned about the assault weapons, but my big concern is you have these two -- >> a cultural question? >> two theologies. one says background checks, it will solve every problem. the other theology that says we can't trust america's government. we're so afraid of america's government and disdainful of america's government that we won't give them any power to protect our children. neither one is going to solve the problem. >> i don't think any of these things are going to solve the problem. the game plan is to try to reduce the problem. >> kellyanne if i'm mistaken, you share the view that the nra put out, which is that you don't solve the gun violence problem in america by reducing the number of guns? >> i first want to say thank you to van jones because i couldn't have said it better myself, and i agree with every
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